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Writing Holidays at The Writers’ Lab in Skyros island were described by The Guardian as "the No 1 of the World's Five Best Writing Holidays".

The Writers’ Lab in Skyros island, Greece, offers writers, thinkers and dabblers the opportunity to learn from distinguished writers, share the joys and struggles of the creative process, discover their strengths and polish their skills.

In an idyllic environment, far away from the demands and routines dictated by a busy life, course participants can navigate beyond old boundaries and emerge with pieces of writing of which to feel proud. 

Indeed, former Writers’ Lab participants such as Susan Elderkin, Crysse Morrison, Shani Solomons, Emma Darwin or Grace Wynne-Jones have gone on to publish books or to stage plays they started, developed or completed in Skyros. 

Courses are open to novices with a secret passion for writing as much as to writers who already have a book under their belt. The tutors enjoy helping people at any stage of development  – so do come with work in progress or just an empty page. 

The Skyros Writers’Lab has built up an excellent reputation over the years. Steven Berkoff, Rachel Billington, Margaret Drabble, Hanif Kureishi, D M Thomas, Sue Townsend, Marina Warner, Hugo Williams and many others, including Booker and Pulitzer Prize winners such as Hilary Mantel, James Kelman, Barry Unsworth, Bernice Rubens and Alison Lurie, have graced the centre with their presence over the years and given hundreds of people the benefit of their experience. 

The Writers' Lab programme is now available. Contact us on to request a copy of the 2014 brochure. See Writers' Lab Writing Courses.

Top 2015 Destinations

Atsitsa Bay: 7 June through to 26 Sept 2015 Find out more >>

Writers' Lab: 7 June through to 26 Sept 2015 Find out more >>

Life Choices: 19 July through to 5 Sept 2015 Find out more >>

Art Studio: 19 July through to 5 Sept 2015 Find out more >>

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Call us now on 01983 865566 for more information or book online by clicking the 'Book Now' link at the top of the page.


To request a 2015 brochure email

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